Production on Channel 5’s latest big drama The Drowning is nearing completition in Duiblin.

The series, produced by Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Film & Television, centres on a mother who thinks she has caught a glimpse of her son who went missing eight years ago.

It stars Jill Halfpenny, Jonas Armstrong and Rupert Penry-Jones and is the latest original drama from the Channel following All Creatures Great and Small, The Deceived and Penance.

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Noel Clarke and Jason Maza said, “We are delighted to be working with the hugely talented Jill Halfpenny, Jonas Armstrong and Rupert Penry-Jones on The Drowning, which is being lead by the brilliant director, Carolina Giametta.

“Working with Carolina and our wonderful writer, Tim Dynevor, the creative process has been a joy. We could not be more excited to collaborate with Channel 5 to bring this story to the screen.”

Meanwhile Sebastien Cardwell, Channel 5’s director of programmes, added, “We are thrilled to be working with the team at Unstoppable on this exciting addition to Channel 5’s ever growing drama slate. We hope that audiences will be gripped across the series.”

Jason Masa and members of the cast including Jill Halfpenny have been posting updates on the shoot on social media, confirming production will wrap in a week’s time.

The Drowning is set to air on Channel 5 in 2021 and will stream via My5.

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